New Patients at First Chiropractic

Our team of chiropractors are here to help you achieve the best health possible. Enjoy our thorough, gentle and professional care.

A healthy spine helps your nervous system run smoothly, contributing to a healthier body and helping you function at a higher level. The adjustments themselves only take a few minutes, but each appointment builds on the one before creating lasting change in your spine and nerve system.

Your health is your choice. We’d love to see you visit us for regular adjustments, yet we never pressure you. You’re in charge!

Consultation and Examination

scanning a patients back with surface electromyography toolWhen you first arrive at either our Napier or Hastings office, you’ll be welcomed by our friendly chiropractic assistants and given a Health History form to fill out.

Then, our chiropractic assistant will show you to a room and explain what you can expect for that visit.

  • Consultation: Your chiropractor will discuss your health concerns and goals and see if chiropractic is likely to help you.
  • Examination: The sEMG – surface electromyography scan (pictured here) of your spine shows us the muscle balance alongside your spine. Thermography measures temperature alongside your spine and our Pulse Wave Profiler monitors your heart rate. These tests help us understand your nervous system health and guide our recommendations for your care.
  • X-rays: If needed, X-rays will be taken of your spine as they help give us a detailed understanding of the condition of your spine as well as locate any possible bone abnormalities or fractures, so we better understand your spinal health.

Please expect to spend around 45 minutes with us on this first visit.

Report of Findings

doctor holding spine modelEducation is important. That’s why when you arrive, we’ll show you an interesting video on how chiropractic care can help you achieve and maintain your health goals. This visit usually lasts around 30 minutes.

  • Report of findings: You’ll be shown to an adjusting room where you’ll be given our report of findings, results of your scans and any X-rays taken, and we’ll outline our recommendations for care.
  • Your first adjustment: Your chiropractor will give you your first adjustment, selecting the perfect technique for your needs.

We have a series of informational brochures we’ll provide to you as you progress in your care. We want you to always be informed and understand where your health stands.

Spinal Adjustments

chiropractor adjusting a man's neckEach chiropractic adjustment builds on your previous adjustment visit. These regular visits allow you and your chiropractor to discuss your improvements and progress of your care plan to ensure your goals are reached and maintained.

These visits are convenient at up to 10 minutes long so can be fitted in to suit your schedule.

chiropractor adjusting a little girl's neckCare for Kids and Babies

At First Chiropractic, we care for children of all ages. Our care is safe, gentle and most of all, fun! The way we care for babies and children is different to adults. The pressure our chiropractors use is so gentle, babies often sleep through the entire appointment!

Many parents have their newborn assessed by a chiropractor to ensure their baby has the best start in life. If a baby’s nervous system is out of balance, indicators can include difficulty breastfeeding, being unsettled and sleeping problems.

Find out more about how chiropractic care may help your child.

Complimentary Assessments

If you are unsure if chiropractic care would be of benefit to your specific health concern, we offer complimentary assessments. Use this time to meet with one of our chiropractors and discuss your health issues and goals. At this free, no-obligation appointment, the chiropractor will assess your spine and perform some basic tests to determine how chiropractic care may benefit you.

Contact First Chiropractic today to get started!


New Patients at First Chiropractic | Napier (06) 843 3384 | Hastings (06) 870 7100